(Beaver Dam) Two, new multi-family housing developments in Beaver Dam are moving forward following action by the common council Monday night. Oak Point Village is a residential apartment complex planned on the city’s north side. The multi-million-dollar project would consist of four, six and eight-unit, single-story buildings totaling 82-apartments spread out over 12-acres. The common council Monday night approved a development agreement between the city and M&M Contractors.
The fire chief had previously asked the council to reject the plans because they do not include sprinklers. Alderman Ken Anderson voted against the project, not because of the lack of sprinklers but because there is only one way in and one way out. Also, because the subdivision does not include sidewalks or curb and gutter. City Engineering Coordinator Ritchie Piltz says that the roads within the apartment subdivision are private and connect to a 300-foot stretch of Woodland Drive that does not have sidewalks either. Council President Robert Ballweg noted that property owners would bear 100-percent of the cost to add the features. Alderwoman Jane Loizzo had been against the project in its early stages but voted in favor Monday night because the contractor addressed issues with access that neighbors had brought to her attention.
Also Monday night, the common council approved site plans for a multi-family housing complex being built along Seippel Boulevard and Mary Ann Road. Premier Real Estate of Brookfield is constructing five, 12-unit buildings with a total of 60 two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse-style apartments with sprinklers. Ground is expected to be broken on both projects in coming months.